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INTO Cultural Education Guidelines for Schools

Summary

The INTO has drawn up guidelines to schools on best practice for the equal participation and outcomes in education of children of ethnic minorities, including Travellers.

The guidelines seek to support the development of inclusive strategies and enriching intercultural policies and practices in schools. They recognise that all schools have a responsibility to promote interculturalism and counter racism regardless of the ethnic profile of the school community.

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Intercultural education celebrates the positive aspects to cultural diversity as well as drawing attention to the power differences between groups and societies. These guidelines – presented in English and Irish – aim to combat racism, value cultural difference, and promote inclusiveness and equality in schools and classrooms in Ireland. The guidelines form a series of best practice resources for the equal participation and outcomes in education of children of ethnic minorities, including Travellers.

The guidelines follow the format of an introductory section and a related checklist for each topic. The checklist will act as an affirmation of what is already taking place in schools and, perhaps, a prompt for further action.

The topics include Enrolment Policies; Inclusive Strategies for Parents; Whole School Guidelines; Classroom Guidelines; Bilingual Learners; Bilingual Learners in the Classroom; Dealing with Racist Incidents; Ensuring Success.

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